Jane Austens House Museum (@JaneAustenHouse )

Jane Austens House Museum

Bio The country cottage where Jane Austen lived and wrote her six novels, including the timeless Pride and Prejudice. The most treasured Austen site in the world.
Location Chawton, Hampshire
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Buffer : Author of #MissAusten, Gill Hornby brings to life the giddiness Jane must have felt when she sat down to write this letter to Cassandra - a favourite in our Collection - soon after Pride and Prejudice was published. Read more here: buff.ly/36wZcdf.

Buffer : A very happy new year to you from all of us at Jane Austen's House! ๐ŸŽ‰We re-open on 1 February after our annual closure period, but watch this space in the meantime for news, event and ๐ŸŒŸcompetitions ๐ŸŒŸ 2020 is already off to a great start! ๐Ÿ“š

Buffer : Merry Christmas from us all at Jane Austenโ€™s House! We โ€œ...sincerely hope your Christmas...may abound in the gaieties which the season generally brings...โ€ โœจ (Pride and Prejudice)

Buffer : #OnThisDay in 1815, the publication of Emma by Jane Austen was announced in The Morning Chronicle newspaper. Pictured here is Anya Taylor Joy starring as #Emma in the new adaptation by Autumn de Wilde, in theatres February 2020. Still popular 200 years later... ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

Buffer : #OnThisDay in 1817, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published posthumously, just a few months after Jane Austens death. This is the title page from a first edition in our collection. #AustenTreasures

iPhone : Only a few days left until the big day, pop in to our gift shop for your last minute Christmas shopping! ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ› We are open as usual up until 23 December and then we reopen on 27 until the end of the month. ๐Ÿ‘

iPhone : And the finale: the lower school choir from Chawton Primary serenaded us with the cutest carols ever! Here is the last verse of Silent Night for you all to enjoy. ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŽถ Happy Birthday Jane!

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iPhone : Earlier today, the brass band from Amery Hill School performed Christmas carols for our visitors. They were fabulous - thanks everyone! ๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽถ

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iPhone : And weโ€™re off! Janeโ€™s birthday celebrations are in full swing. Ros the pianist has been entertaining us and the Thirsty Forester is open, selling mulled wine ๐Ÿท and mince pies from their pop up horse box bar!

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iPhone : #JaneAustenโ€™s birthday is tomorrow and Chawton will be alive with festive celebrations! ๐ŸŒŸ Book in advance for biggest discounts - bit.ly/2Ei8sVN - or enjoy half price entry on the day here and at ChawtonHouse. There will be mulled wine, carols and birthday cake. ๐ŸŽ„

Buffer : Donโ€™t forget to apply for the Director job at Jane Austenโ€™s House! Wouldnโ€™t you love to work at a place like this? Still a month to go until the deadline, get your applications in: buff.ly/2HLyFiZ #MuseumJobs #ArtsJobs

iPhone : Following his visit the other week, Production Designer Grant Montgomery has written us a lovely piece on the Dining Room wallpaper (seen here with festive adornments) for the Collections pages of our website. Check it out ๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/2sZGuM9

Buffer : Kick off the silly season this Christmas by celebrating Janes birthday with us and ChawtonHouse on 16 December. Book your tix in advance - only ยฃ7 admission for both venues : buff.ly/35JO8JB. ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿท ๐ŸŽน

iPhone : #OnThisDay in 1802, a young man called Harris Bigg-Wither proposed to Jane Austen and she accepted him. The following morning, Jane withdrew her acceptance, realising she had made a mistake. ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ #OTD